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Unread 01-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Cast Iron Renovation

My mom has had an old CI griddle in her back patio for years. I'm guessing at least 5 years. I thought it was always junk. But now I know that CI can be renovated. Heres my shot at fixing up the old griddle.

I scrubbed it with salt. Got some of the rust off. Still had a bunch of rust, so I used oven cleaner. Sprayed both sides and put it in a bag overnight. The next day I rinsed it and scrubbed it down with 000 steel wool and managed to get everything off...even the paint! Took a lot of work but well worth it.













Now I'm wanting more junk!!
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Unread 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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I love cast iron. here is a real good tek for stripping and renovating cast iron. Scientific explanations included.

http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/20...ing-cast-iron/
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I use mine every morning nice job on the restoration.
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Nice Wagner
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very good!!
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My cast iron collection is just starting to grow, love it. Great resto job!
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That's a beauty! Great job!
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Well seasoned cast iron beats any other cookware, hands down.
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Very nice restore job. I'm loving my cast iron....
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You did a wonderful job. I have some Wagner pieces too. Most of my griddles are the style with the bail.



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Looks great! Cast Iron Rules
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Nice!
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I can't imagine life without my cast iron (10 pieces) just breathed life into an antique 14", 4" deep frying pan. Just used it for my morning bacon and eggs for a month and spent about 3 minutes each morning with a 1/2 c. of coarse salt and a couple paper towels. It passes the over medium test with ease now.
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Nice restoration.
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Thirdeye,
After a cook like that(which looks wonderful), what is the best way to clean and maintain the cast iron?
Smoothsmoke,
What are you going to use the cast iron griddle for? Inside or exterior cooking?
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